All About Maryland Real Estate

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
California Tortilla Bangkok Shrimp Bowl Chef Dolores picked up California Tortilla Bangkok Shrimp Bowls for our lunch at home. They were delicious. Our beverage was Samuel Adams Porch Rock Lemon Radler, a seasonal selection.  Bangkok Shrimp BowlBangkok shrimp on a bed of Mexican rice, grilled peppers and onions, and shredded romaine, garnished with fire roasted corn salsa, tomato chunks, and green onions, then drizzled with sweet red chili sauce. Gaithersburg (Quince Orchard)12211 Darnestown RoadGaithersburg, MD 20878301.330.8214   Lily, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
7940 Stevenson Rd 21208MDBC20000820$699,9445 Bedrooms3 1/2 Baths  Here is a forever house with five bedrooms, a sunroom addition, an office with a separate entrance, and a large den on the main level. Two bedrooms on the upper level with another full bath and abundant storage. Two wood-burning fireplaces plus a pellet stove. The patio is wired and ready for your hot tub. Garage and studio/office with separate entrance. Updated and upgraded, this Sugar-built Stevenson home sits on a beautifully landscaped and manicured lot.  Click to see more photos.   For a tour or more information about this homeCall Margaret Rome  
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Kentlands Pickleball Palooza The Kentlands Citizens Assembly (KCA) will be hosting a Pickleball Palooza to teach residents how to play this ever-growing sport!  Pickleball Palooza will be held August 14 from 5-9pm with a rain date of August 15. This event is for Kentlands residents 18 years of age and older. For more information please view the event's flyer. Interested in signing up or have questions? Please contact Art Shenk at aeshenk@gmail.com. This is a Kentlands Citizens Assembly announcement.  Gerbera Daisy, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs This photograph was well received when I posted it in a number of Facebook groups. 
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By Jamie Flournoy, The Realtor on Your Side
(got agent?)
I would have never believed I could do this much damage to my front lawn, but I managed it. Before this brilliant stunt of mine, my front lawn was pristine. Here's what happened: See the two very large rubber mats on my garage floor? I decided to clean my garage one day and my husband wanted to move the mats out while we cleaned. They're super-heavy and bulky and I didn't want to move them, but hey, I always keep an open mind. Anyhow, we couldn't put them in the driveway because the cars were parked there. So...we dragged them to the adjacent front lawn and laid them tandem-style on the grass while we cleaned our garage. They couldn't have been there more than 3 hours, probably less and look at the damage to the grass! I've been watering like a crazy person since then, but I think I mi...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 What will you do to sell my home?That's the question a seller wants to know from their REALTOR®Hopefully, more than the three Ps. 1.Put it into the MLS2. Place a sign on the property 3. Pray  In addition to putting the property on the MLS (Multiple Listing System), making sure it is on numerous websites, professional photography, and taking each call to answer questions and set up appointments, HomeRome will be doing various additional marketing.   As you can see above, we will talk about your house and all the special features on my live weekly radio show. You may call in, and we can discuss your property. This way, your home has more exposure to the general public. Blogging is part of my marketing to tell about your home, neighborhood, and unique features.  And sometimes, I combine t...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Food Distribution in Montgomery Village, Aug. 4, 2021 TOMORROW! An Upcounty food distribution event is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, at Watkins Mill Elementary School in Montgomery Village. For more food resources https://buff.ly/3je5ll This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement. Please share this information with families that may be food insecure.  Sunflower, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Support for Renters Who Are Behind on Rent What renters need to know & do for eviction protection:Apply for rental assistance (up to $12,000). Contact a support organization. Go to court if called – there is free legal help at court for eviction protection. https://buff.ly/3rNvX0Y This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.  Fairy Iris, Dietes grandiflora, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Food Distribution Today, in Gaithersburg, Aug. 3, 2021 TODAY! An Upcounty food distribution event begins at 2 p.m. at 8921 Warfield Road in Gaithersburg. For more food resources https://buff.ly/3C96Fiv This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement. Please share this information with families that may be food insecure.  Lily, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Gaithersburg 2021-22 School Calendar Back-to-school planning has begun for Gaithersburg, Maryland students, with calendars available to help parents prepare for the first day in Montgomery County Public Schools. The first day of school for students in Montgomery County is Aug. 30. Heading into the upcoming school year, some dates are subject to change as the coronavirus pandemic nears its year-and-a-half point. The MCPS Board of Education has said it's committed to having students in-person full time this upcoming year. All students, staff and visitors to MCPS buildings will be required to wear masks, regardless of vaccination status. Here is the list of dates to know for this school year: Montgomery County Public Schools First Day: Aug. 30 Thanksgiving Break: Early Release on Nov. 22, ...
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By Bob Force (REALTOR®), The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate
(Weichert Realtors - Aspen Hill)
Today’s View – August 3, 2021– Mount Airy, Md. 21771 - TownhousesThis is a market report for townhouses in Mount Airy, Md. 21771.  At the time of this report (8/3/2021) there are 4 townhouses on the market FOR SALE, another 5 under contract, and 5 that have sold in the last 30 days Two-Bedroom TownhousesWhile there are some two bedroom townhouses in Mount Airy, there are none currently on the market sale, none under any form of contract and none that have successfully completed the sales process in the last 30 days. Three-Bedrooms TownhousesThere are 3 three-bedroom townhouses in Mount Airy, currently on the market for sale.  The current list price of these homes ranges from $279,900 to $374,000, with the median being $365,000.  The days on market for these homes ranges from approaching...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Gaithersburg Fall Recreation & Youth Sports Programs Move, Play & Grow with Fall Recreation & Youth Sports Programs. Registration is now open for City residents (open registration begins August 4), explore all of our fall offerings and register online today! https://gburg.md/classes This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.  Fairy Iris, Dietes grandiflora, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Pooch Pool Parties, Upper County Outdoor Pool Join us for our Pooch Pool Parties. Dogs will be allowed to swim and frolic at the pool before it is closed and cleaned for the winter. Each dog MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult. Join us August 21 (http://bit.ly/3i5jhzl) + August 22 (http://bit.ly/3x9DjNk) This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.  Flame Lily, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Ruby-throated Hummingbird in Kentlands, Gaithersburg, Maryland As I was working in our back garden, a male Ruby-throated Hummingbird hovered a few feet away. It was the first time I have seen a hummingbird in our yard. Click on the following link to see more.  Photograph from Bird Watching HQ, Hummingbirds in Maryland 
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Chesapeake Bay Trust Grant Applications Due August 11 Does your community organization, nonprofit or HOA have a great idea about ways to improve water quality? The City of Gaithersburg has partnered with the Chesapeake Bay Trust to fund impressive ideas including: Outreach, Community Engagement and Knowledge Building Behavior Change Projects On-The-Ground Restoration Work  Outreach and Restoration Projects To learn more about this amazing opportunity, see previously awarded projects and start your application, click here. This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Iris, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Debbie Cook, Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
During this Summer Olympic Season . . . Do you remember when Dominique Dawes caused a lot of excitement, got our attention and made us swell with pride in the USA, the state of Maryland and especially in Silver Spring and Takoma Park! Dominique Dawes was a member of the 1996 Gold Medal Olympic Team, The Magnificent 7, where she also became the first African-American to win an individual event medal with her bronze on floor. Her coach and teammates called her "Awesome Dawesome."Dominique was born in 1976 in Silver Spring, Maryland.  She grew up in this brick, Colonial Style house, circa early 1940's in Silver Spring, MD 20910.  The house sits on the border of Silver Spring and Takoma Park. She attended Blair High School at the original Old Blair Campus in Silver Spring on Wayne Avenue. H...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Samuel Adams Beach Session IPA After several hours of work in our yard and garden, my selection for a cold beer was Sam Adams Beach Session IPA from their Beers of Summer Variety Pack. I always like to sample the variety pack beers. Drink responsibly. 4.7% Alc. by Vol. BEACH SESSION IPABright and lively, this IPA boasts a crisp tropical aroma from Mosaic hops and a clean finish.  Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Small Business Summer, Montgomery County, Maryland Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich is visiting businesses throughout the County this summer to see how they have persisted throughout the COVID-19 health crisis and how they can be helped during the recovery as the County celebrates “Small Business Summer.”Throughout the summer, the County’s economic development assistance programs will continue to help small businesses with their future needs. The County will be sharing news of new businesses as well as recognizing legacy businesses and businesses marking milestone anniversaries.“The backbone of our County's economy is small and family-owned businesses and they have had a very difficult year,” said County Executive Elrich. “We want to engage these businesses, promote them, and do ...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
7929 Stevenson RoadPikesville, Md21208is SOLD! Here was a chance to purchase a sprawling brick Mid-Century-Modern rancher inside the Baltimore Beltway. It is so ready for custom renovations. Measuring more than 2800 square feet, this rancher includes a living room, dining room, den with fireplace, library, recreation room plus four bedrooms, double carport, and two and a half baths.  Click to see photos Open eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar has a door to a lush half-acre level, fenced yard with BBQ and patio area.  There is also a utility room, laundry, and double carport with storage. All on one level = No Steps  We have found a buyer for Stevenson rancher, which is being sold "AS IS."Such a wonderful opportunity for these buyers to own a luxury one-level home in such a desirable loca...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Premium Brownie Mix For her recent batch of brownies, Chef Dolores used the Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Premium Brownie Mix, her favorite. These brownies wonderful and freeze well for future desserts.There are six pouches of brownie mix in the 7 lb. 8 oz. box. Dolores uses two pouches for a 13" x 9" pan. She adds 2/3 cup of water, 2/3 cup of vegetable oil and two eggs. You may also wish to add some nuts. This time, she used walnuts. Cook at 325 degrees for 45 to 55 minutes. They were done in 40 minutes in her oven. Enjoy! How to Make Ghirardelli Brownies  Water Lily, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Barbara Michaluk, Leisure World Specialist / Full Service REALTOR
(Weichert Realtors | Silver Spring, MD Phone Direct 240-506-2434)
Sold 2 BR, 2 BA 3330 N Leisure World Blvd 1021Silver Spring, MD 20906 55+ Active Senior Community Leisure World of Maryland Sold price $215,000Lovely G model condo with 1,195 sq ft featuring 2 equal size bedrooms and 2 full baths. Freshly painted and new neutral carpet throughout. Indoor garage parking space #73 on lobby level conveys. Light and bright living room with slider to enclosed sunroom has a scenic view of pond with fountains. Separate dining room with built-in cabinet. Kitchen features table space, pass-thru window and plenty of cabinets. Washer and dryer located in a separate laundry closet. Extra storage cage in basement. Located in 55+ Leisure World of Maryland. Enjoy all the community amenities including: 2 clubhouses, restaurants, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis, 18-hol...
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